Monday, April 23, 2007

Trivial Mental Connections

This is a thing that I've been thinking about for years, but never put into words. When I eat black olives, I think of freshly sharpened pencils. Today, while eating a sandwich containing black olives, I had the thought again. This time, I caught the thought and held onto it long enough to become aware of the connection. To me, black olives taste like the smell of sharpening a pencil. I don't know if the smell is caused by the lead, the wood, the paint on the pencil, or a combination of them.


Eclectchick said...

A very odd phenomenon, isn't it?

I won't be so base as to tell you what Pina Colada or Margarita Clif Shot Bloks smell/taste like.

Doug said...

Hmmmmmm? Very interesting.

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